Nitto sponsors inflight documentary

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Nitto sponsors inflight documentary

A documentary on the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (Hawaii), sponsored by Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., has been selected for inflight showing by All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines.

Inouye served in the U.S. House of Representatives from August 1959 to January 1963 and in the U.S. Senate from January 1963 until his death in December 2012, at which time he became the highest ranking (Senate President Pro Tem) Asian-American politician and second-longest serving Senator in U.S. history.

Titled "Journey to Washington," the film follows the path of Sen. Inouye, a pioneer in the Japanese-American community who led a vibrant and tumultuous life. It includes interviews with the senator himself as well as people from across the nation whose lives he enriched.

The film was produced by Fujisankei Communications International and made possible by Nitto Tire. The film received a very positive reception when it aired in the United States earlier this year on terrestrial TV stations in Los Angeles, New York and Hawaii and on the TV Japan cable network.

"As a Japanese company doing business in the U.S., we believe that it is very important to do our best to contribute and give back to the U.S. community," says Tomo Mizutani, president of Nitto Tire U.S.A.

"Senator Inouye was an exceptional role model and devoted supporter of the Japanese-American community, and he exemplified the highest values in a lifelong commitment to public service."

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